LISBON, Portugal – The second of the three platforms for the WindFloat Atlantic project has left the Port of Ferrol for its final destination 20 km (12 mi) offshore Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
The structure, which has set off from the outer harbor of Ferrol, comprises a floating platform and what is said to be the largest wind turbine ever installed on a floating structure.
Upon arrival to the project site, it will be installed next to the first floating platform, which has the same dimensions: 30 m (98 ft) in height and with 50 m (164 ft) between each column. When the final platform once arrives to the site, it will complete the first floating offshore wind farm in Continental Europe.
The 25-MW the wind farm will be able to generate enough energy to supply the equivalent of 60,000 users each year.
The WindFloat Atlantic project is led by the Windplus consortium, comprising EDP Renewables (54.4%), Engie (25%), Repsol (19.4%) and Principle Power Inc. (1.2%).